About 8-9 years ago I got a Columbia Interchange coat. Weatherproofed with a removable fleece liner. I really liked it, mainly because it has lots of pockets and I could carry a pistol in one of them very easily when I'm hiking in the woods The zipper eventually broke and the weatherproofing wore out (in other words, I get wet when it rains). I looked to see what the same model would cost now...wow! I must have gotten a helluva deal at Nordy Rack when I bought mine because I sure didn't pay $300 for it. So I'm thinking of a couple options: Is it possible to "refurbish" coats? There's no real fundamental fabric problem, just needs a new zipper and needs a weatherproofing treatment. Is that possible? Back in college (early 90s) I wore an M65 army jacket. I remember it working pretty well, but that was 20 years ago and my memory is foggy. With the liner they're around $80-90. Anyone wear an M65? Or is that one of those cases like the ALICE pack where lowest bidder is not the way to go... I don't spend a ton of time outside - a daily hike in a federal forest with my dog, usual errands, periodically longer hikes. Being Oregon, my major weather problem is not getting soaked. Thoughts on other coats? I really don't have $300 to spend on a coat... Thanks!